Joined: Oct. 2006
||Posted: Nov. 23 2007,05:37
|Quote (roberts @ Nov. 21 2007,05:01)|
|I was taken aback not so much by the article, but by the initial post in this thread suggesting that the article raises good points.|
Very sorry. I know it probably felt like a personal insult to you, Robert. Regarding what I said, I didn't see the author of this review as being biased. What I was thinking was, it would be worth looking into to see if people can get a comfortable 'out-of-the-box' experience with DSL, even on newer hardware. I thought that was a good sentiment from the author and I knew I identified with that. Even if, going by the facts, it's impossible - i.e. 'no drivers for kernel 2.4, end of story.'
Personally, I hate to see a good distro turn into abandonware. A lot of it is hopeless nostalgia. I mean, DSL was great back in 2004. And another reason is that no distro comes close in this size envelope. DSL at least has an organized extension system, and the core is really streamlined to the max and stable.
Oh, and Robert:
Originally I had you figured as a thirty-ish programmer working full-time on a distro. I was shocked to realize you were so.. vulnerable. I'm not very good with words, but I juts want to say I am very sorry. For the insensitivity.